Last night we had dinner near Gare du Nord in Paris, since we were meeting our son who was returning from a business trip to London. After the excellent Indian meal he asked if we would like to travel home by autolib. Of course we would! Using his phone he reserved a car at the nearest charging station, which was about fifty metres from the restaurant. He also reserved a parking space at the station outside his apartment. When we reached the station he swiped his autolib card, the light flashed on the charger of the allocated car, and the car opened.
The small car is very roomy, taking four of us easily.
A panel on the dashboard welcomed him by name (not correctly spelled!) and the radio tuned itself to his last chosen station. The GPS showed the most direct route home ….. what an easy business!
A few minutes later we were parking the car, and plugging it in again. A message flashed onto his phone teling him the cost of the trip, about 4 euros. As well as the cost of using the car he pays 12euros per month to subscribe … so who would own their own car in Paris?
So pleased I managed to make a link in this blog ….using Blogsy is easy but it takes me time to learn how to do things 🙂